Movie Reviews

The Borrowers Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Entertaining but intense adventure for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
The Black Stallion Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
Running Free Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cruel treatment of horses may upset some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
The Spy Next Door Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Jackie Chan family flick high on stunts but low on laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-centric but violent prequel lacks originals' energy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
Hero Quest Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy's animated odyssey has lots of action, suspense, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Lassie Come Home Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Barkin' good moral-rich classic. But violent, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1943)
 
Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
Jellyfish Eyes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Japanese artist's fantasy film is disappointing, derivative.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Back to the Jurassic Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Funny dino time-travel tale with some cartoonish violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Unauthorized, overacted Disney biopic falls flat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
Across the Great Divide Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Quaint '70s family adventure has mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
Bark Ranger Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Slapstick dog adventure with some potty humor is silly fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Babe: Pig in the City Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Darker than the original, not for very young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
Timber the Treasure Dog Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids face peril in silly talking-dog adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Recess: Taking The Fifth Grade Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Clever animated film about middle school; some name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
Superman: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)

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